Forward through the ages

Forward through the ages. Frederick Lucian Hosmer* (1840-1929). Written in 1908 or 1909. It is normally described as having been written for the induction of a minister of the First Unitarian Church, Berkeley, California, in 1908 (Young, 1993, p. 349, quoting Reynolds, 1976, p. 68). However, the history of the Berkeley Unitarian-Universalist Church says that Hosmer composed the hymn for the dedication of the church’s Parish Hall, September 10, 1909 [>><<]. Whatever its origins, the hymn was published in The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems, Three Series in One (Boston, 1918). It became very popular in...

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